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BL870c i2

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Carl Bennett
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BL870c i2

In looking at the quickspecs, it says that the BL870c i2 supports partner blades but in looking at all of the other docs, it seems like to use a partner blade, you have to use the adjacent slot in the pair.

I guess I'm confused because a BL870c uses 2 full heights so that the adjacent slot is already in use.

Are you really able to pair a partner blade with a BL870 and if so, could you actually pair more than one?
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Zygmunt Krawczyk
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Re: BL870c i2

BL870c i2 supports partner blade, but only with blade link 2E (BL2E). BL2E is different for c7000 and for c3000.

HP Integrity BL860c i2, BL870c i2 & BL890c i2 Server Blade User Service Guide
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02110937/c02110937.pdf

Check the table on page 50.

You can pair only one partner blade with a BL870c i2.
Carl Bennett
Advisor

Re: BL870c i2

Thanks, that was exactly what I was looking for...

I don't know why I was having such a hard time wrapping my head around that concept...
Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: BL870c i2

Be carefull installing blade links for BL870 i2. In every case you must check blade link type, blade chassis type and bay position the blades are installed in. Mistake results in damage of blade link connectors.